Then it was "Smart Diplomacy" that's fracturing NATO.
Now it's High Speed rail to "keep up with China". Oops:
China’s massive high-speed rail network is being called unsafe, unprofitable and corrupt.Oh, and the tickets are so expensive that the trains are empty. Boy, you put enough Ivy League grads in positions of power, and things just happen.
The Chinese Railways Ministry Chief, Liu Zhijun was in charge of the construction of the railway, spanning almost 8,100 miles across China and reportedly costing $395 billion U.S. dollars.
Liu was fired In February. He’s now behind bars and under investigation for “severe violations of discipline.” During his seven years as chief, he embezzled a personal fortune of $120 billion U.S. dollars.
Corruption is not the only problem plaguing China’s railways. Experts say shoddy materials were used to cut costs. According to a source for the New York Times, the concrete bases for the tracks were so cheaply made, with insufficient hardening agents that the tracks would warp in five years.
Oh yeah, a village in Texas is missing its idiot, or something. Glad we got rid of all those dim-bulbs and got Top Men on things.
Hat tip: The Antiplanner.